§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken in the course of the past year to improve the conditions of married sailors serving in home bases.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
There have been two main improvements in the past year. By building more married quarters, and by starting a scheme of interest-free loans to help ratings buy their own houses, we have greatly improved the prospects that a sailor will be able to house his family where he wants them.